The Nature Conservancy and Bat Conservation International request proposals for white-nose syndrome research

Bat Conservation, International and The Nature Conservancy are committed to supporting solution-oriented research that reduces or slows the spread and/or effects of White-nose Syndrome and the fungus that causes it, Pseudogymnoascus destructans. As such, we are pleased to announce the availability of funding for research projects that identify mechanisms to control the fungal disease White-nose Syndrome and its causative agent.

This opportunity is available to all state and federal personnel, nongovernmental organizations, universities, and private or independent researchers. Award Information Grants of up to $50,000 are available for high priority research projects. Preference will be given to proposals that use this funding as leverage against other funding sources. Proposals will be accepted between 8:00 am CDT on Friday May 20, 2016 and 5:00 pm CDT on Monday June 20, 2016. Submissions after this time will not be considered. Recipients will be notified by July 29, 2016.